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    The Beginner’s Guide to A Wrinkle in Time | In Theaters Everywhere March 9th 2018

    If you follow me on social media (and if you don’t then, why don’t you?) then you know I’m pretty much all Wrinkle, all the time. HA! From the moment the announcement was made to the trailer being dropped I’ve been hype and I don’t think a day goes by that I’m not reminding y’all. In my first post about the movie, I said everyone should be excited because it was all our elementary school dreams coming true but it was brought to my attention via Facebook that there are actually people who have no idea what a Wrinkle in Time is about *gasp* … Let me drop the trailer for you one more time before I get into it.

    Meg Murry is a typical middle school student struggling with issues of self – worth who just wants to fit in. The daughter of two world-renowned physicists , she is intelligent and uniquely gifted, as is Meg’s younger brother, Charles Wallace, but she has yet to realize it for herself. Complicating matters is the mysterious disappearance of Mr. Murry, which has left Meg devastated and her mother broken-hearted . Charles Wallace introduces Meg and her fellow classmate Calvin to three celestial beings (Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Who) who have journeyed to Earth to help search for their father, and together they embark on their formidable quest. Travelling via a wrinkling of time and space known as tessering, they are transported to worlds beyond their imagination where they must confront a powerful evil force. To make it back home to Earth, Meg must face the darkness within herself in order to harness the strength necessary to defeat the darkness rapidly enveloping the Universe. 

    So what exactly IS “A Wrinkle in Time”?

    A Wrinkle in Time is the story of Meg Murry, a high-school-aged girl who is transported on an adventure through time and space via the act of tessering with her younger brother Charles Wallace and friend Calvin O’Keefe to rescue her father, a gifted scientist, from the evil forces that hold him prisoner on another planet.

    Tessering???

    Time/Space travel is a major theme in A Wrinkle in Time and the kids are able to “tesser” through time and space with the help of the Mrs. Ws. Tessering is essentially defined by Mrs. Whatsit in the novel as a mode of travel that uses the shortest route. She illustrates it by having Mrs. Who fold her skirt and allowing a bug to travel across the wrinkle providing a short commute. A complex concept, this is the easiest way that the Mrs. Ws are able to define this to Meg.

    Who/what are the Mrs. Ws?

    Described as “celestial beings”, the Mrs. Ws help the children on their quest to find Mr Murry and save him from the evil force holding him captive on another planet. Though all once novas or supernovas, they have distinct characteristics that set them apart.

    Mrs. Whatsit

    Mrs Who

    @MindyKaling is Mrs. Who ✨ Welcome to 2018, warriors. #WrinkleInTime

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    Mrs. Which

    @Oprah Winfrey is Mrs. Which ✨ Welcome to 2018, warriors. #WrinkleInTime

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    So there you have it! I wanted to give y’all the basic basics without giving TOO much away if you haven’t read the book and you’re just anticipating the movie. Are you excited yet? Make sure you’re following along with me and A Wrinkle in Time via social media for more sneak peeks and to stay up to date with all the movie happenings before the release. 

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    A WRINKLE IN TIME opens in theatres everywhere on March 9, 2018!

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    4 Reasons I NEED You To Get Excited About Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time With Me

    With all the excitement surrounding Marvel’s Black Panther dropping this coming February, I barely see A Wrinkle in Time getting any buzz and I’m starting to wonder, am I the only one thats freaking EXCITED about this movie? If you have no idea who/what this movie is about I’m going to give you a quick briefing via Youtube trailer before I tell you WHY you need to be excited about seeing this flick. 

    From visionary director Ava DuVernay comes Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic `which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, the triumph of love. Through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one’s individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one’s own light. 

    If that trailer alone wasn’t dope enough for you to get excited then first and foremost, you’re bugging! But more importantly I’m about to give you just a FEW of the reasons you need to get excited about Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time.

    Your childhood reading list is coming to life 

    It’s quite possible that I’m just a nerd but I can remember vividly reading A Wrinkle in Time while in school. I want to say that it was a school assignment that drew me in, but I was a pretty avid reader and read for fun back then (wish I had time now) so it’s possible I just came across the book myself and read it. Either way, I can’t wait to see the book come to life on the big screen and see if it’s everything I imagined while I was reading it back then. 

    Oprah Winfrey stars as Mrs. Which

    Seriously, do I NEED to say anything else? If I were looking for anyone in the world to help safely guide me through time and space via tessering it would be MUVA. And can we talk about the LOOKS she’s already serving all up and through trailers/posters everywhere?

     Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which via Disney

    Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which via Disney

    Diversity and #BLACKGIRLMAGIC

    The cast of A Wrinkle in Time is so beautifully diverse starring Michael Pena, Zach Galifianakis and little Deric McCabe! Ava DuVernay introduces us to Storm Reid who plays awkward teen Meg Murry. In the book, Meg is most definitely described as a young Caucasian girl so to have Storm Reid star in the lead role opens up the door for so many more girls to identify with Meg in a new way. And I mean, Meg basically saves the entire world so there’s that for #BLACKGIRLMAGIC. 

     Storm Reid as Meg Murry via DIsney

    Storm Reid as Meg Murry via DIsney

    Lessons on Lessons on Lessons 

    Because what is a good story without them? Though saving the world is dope, so much more is learned during Meg, CW and Calvin’s adventure. Meg learns to embrace her individuality, lead with her own light and the triumph of love is a HEAVY theme. 

    In case you can’t tell I am beyond hype to catch A Wrinkle in Time AS SOON as it hits theaters. Are you excited about the movie? Let me know why in the comments below!

     A Wrinkle in Time trailer poster via Disney

    A Wrinkle in Time trailer poster via Disney

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    A WRINKLE IN TIME opens in theatres everywhere on March 19, 2018!

     

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    3 Lessons You’ll Want to Teach Your Kids After Seeing #PixarCOCO

    Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post, I just saw COCO for the FIRST time and this is my takeaway from it. Carry on! 

    So Zayn has a cold and RJ decided he wanted to wait until his brother was a whole 5 months old to become jealous Jesse. He wants ALL the attention and I honestly don’t blame him because sharing the people you love SUCKS. 

    Anywho, since I noticed he was feeling a little bummed, I picked him up from school early the other day to take him to a “surprise”. We headed to the movies to see COCO and he was really excited! In case you have no idea what the movie is about here’s a trailer and summary: 

    “Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.”

    I can honestly say I loved every minute of COCO and there were multiple times I found myself ready to laugh, cry and forgetting I was in the theatre with my 3 year old LOL. I can honestly say like almost every Disney Pixar film I’ve watched I took away some REAL lessons from the film. 

     **Tiny bit of spoilers below so if you haven’t seen COCO yet, you may want to check the film out first. It’s currently playing in theaters everywhere!**

    Family is everything. 

    It doesn’t take long to notice the theme of family is heavily rooted within COCO. All up and through Miguel’s struggle he is constantly reminded that his family is the most important thing to remember. It’s exciting to watch him try to find himself & learning the lesson that family cannot be forgotten. 

    Follow your dreams. “Seize Your Moment”.

    Miguel’s family’s ban on music is CLEARLY a struggle for him. All throughout the film he expresses his desire to be a musician and is constantly reminded of his family’s hate for it. In the end, it’s his ability to stay true to himself that helps him out of the Land of the Dead to reunite him with his family and even help Mama Coco out in a special way (I CRIED at this scene).   

    How people remember you after you’re gone is important. Your character determines your legacy. 

    That may seem like a lesson that’s a little deep for younger kids but I still think it can be taught in a way they can understand. Miguel searched all over the Land of the Dead for Ernesto de la Cruz and it turns out he was not the man Miguel hoped he would be. Ernesto’s deceit was the face of his legacy and once he was found out, he wanted to make sure he was still remembered for the man people THOUGHT he was. 

    All in all I enjoyed COCO, spending some one on one time with my big boy, and I learned something a long the way. I won all around when we saw COCO. 

    Pixar’s COCO is now playing in theaters everywhere! 

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    Visit the official COCO website here: http://movies.disney.com/coco

     

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    James Earl Jones Returns as Mufasa in Disney’s 2019 Live Action Remake of #TheLionKing

    Word spread like WILDFIRE after Beyonce confirmed on Wednesday that a Lion King remake was indeed happening and she would star as Nala in the 2019 film. Of course they BeyHive went crazy and Childish fans everywhere are HYPE to see Donald Glover star as Simba.

    But can we take a minute to appreciate the legend James Earl Jones? Jones will be reprising his role from the 1994 animated film as Simba’s father, Mufasa. How freaking dope is that?!?! As big Disney Junior fans in here we watch The Lion Guard daily and its always too different for me to hear Mufasa in someone else’s voice. I couldn’t imagine my kids growing up, seeing this new movie (RJ will be almost 5 when it comes out!) and knowing Mufasa’s voice as someone else. I am super super excited about this and LOVED that he is returning to his role. I can’t wait to see how Jon Favreau (director of “The Jungle Book,” Marvel Studios’ “Iron Man”) plays this out. 

    The Lion King roars into theaters everywhere on July 19th 2019! 

    How are you feeling about a live action remake of the Lion King? Here for it? Let me know in the comments. xoxo

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